Do you often find yourself thinking ‘the temperature is dropping but why is my electric bill so high?’ After the holidays, you’re probably wondering how you can cut costs and save money on your average electric bill. Cold weather means that our heaters are running, sometimes continuously, over the winter months and Silver Leaf Homes wants to help you live comfortably while cutting energy costs. We did the research and found out how to save on electric bills. Here are some of our favorite ways!

Upgrade Your Thermostat
One of the best smart thermostats is the Nest Learning Thermostat. Google’s thermostat will lower your high electric bill by learning your heating and cooling patterns, and it can be controlled from your smartphone! There are also programmable thermostats that you can customize which will help you cut costs while keeping you nice and cozy.

Use Efficient Light Bulbs
Remembering to turn off the lights when leaving the house can help you save on a high energy bill. LED bulbs can also save you money by using 75% less energy and lasting 25 times longer than incandescent bulbs. By 2027, the widespread use of LEDs could save more than $30 billion at today’s electricity prices.

Unplug Electronics
If you aren’t using an electronic device, it’s still sucking up energy when it’s plugged into the wall. On average, standby power accounts for an energy cost of $100/year in new homes nationwide. Surge protectors can help you safely and assuredly turn off electronics with ease!

Reverse Ceiling Fans
The best way to push warm air down is by turning your fan clockwise and setting it on a low speed. The low speed prevents any drafty “wind chill” and keeps the airflow steady and consistent while saving

If you’re looking to save even more on your average electric bill, consider purchasing a new home from Silver Leaf Homes! We’re proud to build energy-efficient homes in some of the most sought-after areas in Texas. Want to learn more helpful homeowner tips and interior design trends? Visit our Reading Nook!